Being a part of your literary community means offering more than just great books. Mysterious Galaxy is committed to regular in-store events with authors, book discussion groups, and other special events and celebrations.

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:00am
 A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday March 31st.            Check with staff if you have questions.  You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)             Happy Reading!             Signed titles may arrive later in the month. Contact the staff to reserve a copy. 

The Skull Throne (Hardcover)

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780345531483
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Del Rey, 3/2015
The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Arlen Bales, the Warded Man, has thrown down Ahmann Jardir from his throne, opening a struggle for succession that threatens to tear the world apart. In the south, Inevera, Jardir's first wife, must find a way to keep their sons from plunging their people into civil war as they strive for the throne. In the north, Leesha Paper and Rojer Inn struggle to forge an alliance between the duchies of Angiers and Miln against the Krasians before it is too late. Caught in the crossfire is the duchy of Lakton--rich and unprotected, ripe for conquest. All the while, the corelings have been growing stronger, and without Arlen and Jardir there may be none strong enough to stop them...

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 7:00pm
Join us in welcoming Brandon Mull, author of the bestselling Beyonders, Fablehaven, and Five Kingdom series, to Mysterious Galaxy for the release of his latest novel, Crystal Keepers. In Mull’s latest action-packed series Cole Randolph navigates a world where magic and dreams are real. He never meant to come to The Outskirts, a place that lies between wakefulness and dreaming, but when his friends were kidnapped on Halloween he had to try and save them. As he continues to search for his friends in Crystal Keepers, he must make sure that he too doesn’t get trapped there. Reality and imagination collide in this engaging and adventurous middle-grade read.    

Crystal Keepers (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781442497061
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Aladdin Paperbacks, 3/2015
Cole Randolph ventures to a new kingdom as he continues his search for his friends--and also pursues his quest to mend what has gone awry with the magic in The Outskirts. Can he overcome the challenges ahead, or will he be stranded forever in a world between reality and imagination?

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:30pm
Mysterious Galaxy is excited to welcome Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking Demon Cycle series. Brett will be signing the latest in the series, The Skull Throne. In the midst of civil war, the Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty and the corelings have been growing stronger. Without a savior, the struggle for succession threatens to tear the Free Cities of Thesa apart and without Arlen and Jardir there may be none strong enough to stop the corelings. In his latest epic fantasy novel Brett not only delivers an action- packed and suspenseful installment but also continues to set the new standard for heroic fantasy.          

The Skull Throne (Hardcover)

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780345531483
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Del Rey, 3/2015

The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty.


Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honor and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated peoples into a unified army to rise up and end the demon war once and for all. 


But Arlen Bales, the Warded Man, stood against this course, challenging Jardir to a duel he could not in honor refuse. Rather than risk defeat, Arlen cast them both from a precipice, leaving the world without a savior, and opening a struggle for succession that threatens to tear the Free Cities of Thesa apart.


In the south, Inevera, Jardir's first wife, must find a way to keep their sons from killing one another and plunging their people into civil war as they strive for glory enough to make a claim on the throne. 


In the north, Leesha Paper and Rojer Inn struggle to forge an alliance between the duchies of Angiers and Miln against the Krasians before it is too late. 
Caught in the crossfire is the duchy of Lakton--rich and unprotected, ripe for conquest. 


All the while, the corelings have been growing stronger, and without Arlen and Jardir there may be none strong enough to stop them. Only Renna Bales may know more about the fate of the missing men, but she, too, has disappeared. . . . 


Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:00pm
    Mysterious Galaxy will be at Wondercon Anahim 2015! Booth #908 Mysterious Galaxy will be the center of the bookselling galaxy in Booth #908 at Wondercon Anahim 2015! Booth signings as of publication date include: Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Lisa Morton, SG Browne, Cecil Castellucci, Tom King, Greg Weisman, Naomi Novik, Todd McCaffrey, Greg van Eekhout, Arwen Elys Dayton, James Morris, Greg Weisman, Joe Cepeda, Jenni Holm, Molly Idle, Brian Won, Salina Yoon, Henry Herz, Nick Hurwitch and Phil Hornshaw. WonderCon is the sister show to Comic-Con International, embracing all the main aspects of that show, including comics, movies, TV, animation, the Masquerade, and more. The event has grown in all aspects over the years: more attendees, more exhibitors, more programming, and more fun. In its current Anaheim-based incarnation, WonderCon continues to be a must-attend event for fans of popular culture, including speculative fiction.  For tickets and additional information for the convention please visit The Official Wondercon Website.       
$14.99
ISBN-13: 9781614752042
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: WordFire Press, 1/2015
Back from the dead...and back on the case! Even being murdered doesn't keep a good detective down, and in the Unnatural Quarter-inhabited by ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, and all sorts of creatures that go bump (or thud!) in the night-a zombie P.I. fits right in. Dan Chambeaux, a.k.a. "Shamble," solves a string of madcap cases with his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, his Best Human Friend Officer Toby McGoohan, and his firebrand lawyer partner Robin Deyer. Working Stiff contains seven cases from the files of Chambeaux & Deyer Investigations. Dan Shamble has to solve the mystery of a stolen deck of fortune-telling cards and the undeath-defying feats of a vampire trapeze artist, finds himself sealed in a coffin in the back of a truck with no idea where he's being taken, and is even hired by Santa Claus to find his lost "naughty and nice" list. Being trapped in an unbreakable monster-proof crypt, deciphering a string of mysterious zombie graffiti, investigating the murder of a costumed fan at a science fiction convention where the monsters are the normal attendees, or tracking down a kidnapped hellhound for legendary vigilante werewolf cop Hairy Harry-it's all in a day's work for Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 6:00pm
S.G. Browne, hailed by Jonathan Maberry as “One of today’s very best writers,” turns his satirical and darkly comedic senses to better living through drugs in Less Than Hero. Publishers Weekly noted: “While Browne’s novel has the trappings of a superhero story (including a shout-out to cult film Mystery Men), it works equally as a critique of a broken and corrupt pharmaceutical industry, one in which medicines often exacerbate the problems they’re designed to cure while introducing new ones.” (Please note the 6:00 start time in observance of Passover.) Scott will also appear at WonderCon in Anaheim.      

Less Than Hero (Paperback)

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781476711744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Gallery Books, 3/2015
Faster than a spreading rash! More powerful than dry heaves! Able to put villains to sleep with a single yawn! Convulsions. Nausea. Headaches. Sudden weight gain. For the pharmaceutical soldiers on the front lines of medical science--volunteers who test experimental drugs for cash--these common side effects are a small price to pay to defend your right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of antidepressants. Lloyd Prescott, thirty-year-old professional guinea pig and victim of his own inertia, is the first to notice the bizarre, seemingly implausible consequences of years of testing not-quite-legal drugs: his lips go numb, he becomes overwhelmed with exhaustion, and instantly a stranger crumples into a slumbering heap before him. Under cover of night, Lloyd and his guinea pig friends band together to project their debilitating side effects onto petty criminals who prey upon the innocent. When a horrible menace with powers eerily similar to their own threatens the city, only one force can stop this evil: the handful of brave men who routinely undergo clinical trials.

Sun, 04/05/2015 - 10:00am
In celebration of Easter, Mysterious Galaxy San Diego will be closed on Sunday 05 April 2015.        Happy Easter egg hunting!     We will be back at 10:00 a.m. on Monday 06 April 2015.   Really miss us? Come see us at WonderCon!    
$9.99
ISBN-13: 9781492610427
Availability: Not in stock, but can usually be shipped within the week.
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2/2015

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 6:00pm
Photo credit: Heather Landis.   Please read the detailed and specific information below!   We want all fans to have the best possible experience on the I HATE MYSELFIE tour. In the interest of time and to maximize the number of fans that Shane can visit with, the following rules will be in effect for all I HATE MYSELFIE signings. We are putting these rules in place for the safety and enjoyment of everyone involved. Please respect each other and Shane. We look forward to seeing you on tour! -Every fan must purchase a book at Mysterious Galaxy to attend the April 6 event. You will receive a ticket upon purchase. Purchases must be made in person or via telephone. Ticket distribution will begin on Monday, March 30, at 10:00 AM. -All books will be pre-signed by Shane. No additional personalization is possible. -Every fan will have a professional photograph taken that is retrievable atwww.ihatemyselfiephoto.com. No personal photographs with cell phones or digital cameras are allowed. -Please see below for additional Q&A. "Can I have merchandise signed?" Unfortunately due to time limitations, no additional merchandise can be signed. "Can I bring my friends?" No, all those queuing MUST have a ticket. To avoid disappointment, we must stress that there will be no opportunity to meet Shane for non-ticket holders. "What if I want or already have an additional copy of the book?" Unfortunately, everyone must buy their copy of I HATE MYSELFIE at the store on the day of the event to be allowed into the line. Purchases from other retailers will not be allowed in store. "Can I have my picture taken with Shane?" At the event, a professional photographer will take your picture with Shane. This photo will be available after the event at www.ihatemyselfiephoto.com.No cell phone photos or personal photos outside of the professional photographer will be allowed in the interest of time. Furthermore, all attendees who come as a group will be allowed one photo per group. "If I cannot make the event on the day, can I have a book reserved and signed?" Unfortunately due to the unique nature of this event, we cannot reserve or have copies signed for those unable to attend on the day. *Customers Under the age of 14* Please note that any customers under the age of 14 years old attending the signing MUST be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult will not need a ticket/ wristband and are not able to purchase additional copies of the book. Due to time and space restrictions, accompanying adults may not be able to access the signing area.    
$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781476791548
Availability: Not in stock, but can usually be shipped within the week.
Published: Atria/Keywords Press, 3/2015
The book that more than 12 million YouTube subscribers have been waiting for Shane Dawson's memoir features twenty original essays--uncensored yet surprisingly sweet. 
From his first vlog back in 2008 to his full-length film directorial debut "Not Cool," Shane Dawson has been an open book when it comes to documenting his life. But behind the music video spoofs, TMI love life details, and outrageous commentary on everything the celebrity and Internet world has the nerve to dish out is a guy who grew up in a financially challenged but loving home in Long Beach, California, and who suffered all the teasing and social limitations that arise when you're a morbidly obese kid with a pretty face, your mom is your best friend, and you can't get a date to save your life. 
In "I Hate Myselfie," Shane steps away from his larger-than-life Internet persona and takes us deep into the experiences of an eccentric and introverted kid, who by observing the strange world around him developed a talent that would inspire millions of fans. Intelligent, hilarious, heartbreaking, and raw, "I Hate Myselfie" is a collection of eighteen personal essays about how messy life can get when you're growing up and how rewarding it can feel when the clean-up is (pretty much) done.

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:00am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday April 7th.             Check with staff if you have questions.  You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)              Happy Reading!              Signed titles may arrive later in the month. Contact the staff to reserve a copy. 
$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781633880467
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Seventh Street Books, 4/2015
Come meet Terry Shames in San Diego on April 15th!

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 7:30pm
Join our launch party for local bestselling and award-winning prose and comics author, and teacher and leader of our Writers’ Coffeehouse workshops, Jonathan Maberry. In the latest in the Joe Ledger series, Joe and his team begin a desperate search for the secret to terrifying supernatural new drones technology and the madmen behind it. But before they can close in, the enemy virus infects Air Force One. The president is trapped aboard as the jet heads toward the heart of New York City. It has becomePredator One. Jonathan will also share a preview of May’s new middle grade series, Nightsiders: The Orphan Army, and how it fits into his universe. In The Orphan Army, Milo's Louisiana bayou is overrun with alien bug invaders and magical creatures.       
$15.99
ISBN-13: 9781250033451
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin, 4/2015
On opening day of the new baseball season, a small model-kit airplane flies down from the stands and buzzes the mound, where a decorated veteran pilot is about to throw out the first ball. The toy plane is an exact replica of the one flown by the war hero. Everyone laughs, thinking it a good prank or a publicity stunt. Until it explodes, killing dozens. Seconds later a swarm of killer drones descend upon the panicked crowd, each one carrying a powerful bomb. Halfway across the country a swarm of much larger drones slams into the Golden Gate Bridge, destroying one of the nation's landmarks. When the debris is collected the forensics team make a frightening discovery. Each of the drones was developed and built by the U.S. military.The attacks escalate as a computer virus infects the autopilot of a commercial airline, effectively turning it into a drone. The resulting crash destroys an entire neighborhood. Two days later a squadron of F-15s is remote-hijacked, and the resulting devastation leaves an entire Air Force base in flames. Someone has developed software that can turn any aircraft into a drone. Joe Ledger and the DMS begin a desperate search for the secret to this new technology and the madmen behind it. But before they can close in on the enemy the virus infects Air Force One. The president is trapped aboard as the jet heads toward the heart of New York City. It has become PREDATOR ONE.

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 8:00am
Since 2007 Orange County Public Libraries has hosted Literary Orange, the OC’s premier literary event aimed at uniting authors, readers, and libraries in a celebration of literature. On Saturday morning, April 11, readers from all over Southern California make their way to the Irvine Marriott to spend the day with their favorite authors and books. 2015’s Keynote Speakers are Anne Perry and Emily St. John Mandel; panel topics range from non-fiction titles on cooking, memoirs, and Hollywood through fiction spanning the range from young adult drama to romance to mystery and suspense. For information, tickets and a the full lineup of authors please visit the Literary Orange Official Website. Please note registration is required, and closes on Friday, April 6.
$27.00
ISBN-13: 9780553391350
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ballantine Books, 3/2015
When Thomas Pitt is tasked with playing bodyguard to Sofia Delacruz, a young and controversial British preacher who has been living in Spain and has returned to England on a mysterious errand, he thinks it's a waste of Special Branch's time and resources. But when kidnappers manage to reach Sofia murdering two of her companions in the process. Pitt learns that the message the lovely evangelist was meant to deliver was far more urgent than he knew. With his career on the line, he races to unravel the truth behind Sofia's disappearance, enlisting the help of his beloved wife Charlotte and his old friend Victor Narraway. And he soon realizes that if he cannot find Sofia before it's too late, the consequences could destroy not only his reputation, but the British empire itself.